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The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
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Jul 12, 2010

it was amazing
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I love this book! As an animal lover it was so hard to read about the terrible things that happened to all of the animals and the zoo itself, but it's so inspiring to read about the heroics of people who risked their lives to save others under Nazi occupation. It really is an amazing story. I wanted to read more about how the zoo was restored after the war and the book didn't get too much into that. I was also surprised that the author never said more about what Antonina did after the war and what the rest of her life was like. That part was a little sketchy. It was still a great book and I think everyone should read it. I'd love to visit Warsaw and the zoo someday. I wonder if most people who visit the zoo learn about its fascinating past and that it was once called "The House Under a Crazy Star."

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